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What Are Your Options If Your Tooth is Broken Beyond Repair?

Broken teeth are the most common type of dental emergency. In some cases, it’s possible to carry out repairs and save the tooth, but if the damage is too extensive, your dentist may recommend replacing the tooth. If it’s impossible to salvage a broken tooth, there are some excellent treatment options on offer.

What options are available if a tooth is beyond repair?

If your dentist believes that it’s better to replace the tooth than to try and restore it, there are various options available. Extracting the tooth may be a daunting prospect, but there are some incredible tooth replacement methods out there today. If you’ve lost your teeth, we can recommend a viable treatment option based on your needs and preferences. Options include:

Dental implants: dental implants are titanium prostheses, which are implanted into the jaw bone to act as a substitute tooth root. Once the new root is in position, it can be attached to a crown, a denture or a dental bridge. Implants are designed to last for many years, and they are a versatile option, as they can be used to replace a single tooth or multiple lost teeth.

Dental bridges: dental bridges are a convenient, swift solution for patients with missing teeth. A dental bridge is usually made from a false tooth, which is fused to a crown on either side. Bridges can be made from ceramics for seamless aesthetics, and they can be fitted in just two appointments. Although they are not a permanent solution, they last around 15 years.

Dentures: if you have multiple missing teeth, you may be advised to consider dentures. Dentures are sets of false teeth, which are designed to look and function like healthy natural teeth.

If you need urgent assistance for a broken tooth, don’t hesitate to get in touch! If we can’t save the tooth, we have a raft of amazing treatment options on offer to restore your smile.

Pioneering Treatment for Missing Teeth

Dental implants are one of the most exciting and innovative dental treatments available today and we are delighted to offer our patients high quality dental implants.

Dental implants are a long-term solution for missing teeth and they offer patients of all ages an impressive array of benefits.

What are dental implants?

Dental implants are small posts made from titanium. They are secured into sockets in the jaw bone and they take the place of the root section of a missing tooth. Titanium is biocompatible, which means that the implants can integrate into the actual bone tissue. This provides stability for the new tooth in line with that of a healthy, natural tooth.

Once an implant has integrated into the jaw bone, a restoration is attached and the new tooth will look exactly like the other, natural teeth. Implants can be attached to dental bridges, dentures or crowns, making them a viable option for almost all patients with missing teeth, whether they are missing a single tooth or a full arch.

What are the benefits of dental implant treatment?

Dental implants are the closest restorative option to natural teeth and they are designed to last for many years. They provide the same level of functionality as natural teeth and they also help to reduce bone loss. Implants are easy to maintain and they enable you to do all the things you would do with a healthy set of natural teeth without any issues or worries.

What does implant treatment involve?

After the consultation and planning stages, the implants are fitted. This procedure is usually carried out under local anaesthetic and involves making a small incision in the gum tissue and lifting the gum flap to reach the bone. A small socket is drilled into the bone and the implant is fixed into this opening. The gum flap is then closed and left to heal. Once the integration process is complete, the new restoration is attached to the head of the implant and you can start enjoying life with your new teeth. Usually, treatment takes between three and nine months.

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